Sometimes, just sometimes, smart people don’t always think up smart stuff:
“Dr James Anderson, from the University of Reading’s computer science department, says his new theorem solves an extremely important problem – the problem of nothing. ‘Imagine you’re landing on an aeroplane and the automatic pilot’s working,’ he suggests. ‘If it divides by zero and the computer stops working – you’re in big trouble. If your heart pacemaker divides by zero, you’re dead.’”
Am I the only one to be totally underwhelmed by this new theory of nothingness?
If all he’s doing is making up a new non-number, I’m hardly surprised by him solving this problem.
Almost any problem can be solved by just making stuff up to fit the problem.
Some peer review might be more telling…